Reality rules, but one new scripted show cracks top five: Numeris

A Torontonian's presence in AGT helped give it a boost in that market.
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While some of the new and returning fall shows are holding out until late October and November to hit the airwaves, the first glimpses of Fall TV are officially upon us. The Numeris results for the week ending Sept. 27 show that despite some new shows being on the air, audiences were most eager for reality TV.

Big, stagey shows were the big winners of the week, with The Masked Singer, I Can See Your Voice (starring Masked Singer judge Ken Jeong) and America’s Got Talent all cracking the top-five. The Masked Singer took the highest AMA of all single-night programs, but others were nipping closely at its heels. And, Big Brother still managed to come in second, making four out of the top-five shows all from the unscripted genre. But, one scripted show – a new one – rounded out the top five. CTV’s Filthy Rich took in 1.21 million viewers nationally, tying with AGT.

Even though the number-one show, TVA’s La voix, saw a slight dip in its viewers, the Francophone top-five overall saw more views, with all of the top shows above one million for the first time since before the summer.

Although the finale of America’s Got Talent didn’t come out on top on a national scale, the presence of Canada’s talented 10-year-old Roberta Battaglia in the season finale helped boost its presence in Toronto. While Battaglia didn’t win the competition, the show won the Toronto/Hamilton market with 432,000 viewers on the finale.

Canada (Anglophone)

1. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 1.73 million viewers
2. Big Brother on Global Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 1.24 million viewers
3. I Can See Your Voice on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 1.23 million viewers
4. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 1.21 million viewers
5. Filthy Rich on CTV Monday at 9 p.m.: 1.21 million viewers

Quebec (Francophone) 

1. La voix on TVA Sunday at 7 p.m.: 1.38 million viewers
2. Discussions avec mes parents on SRC Monday at 7:30 p.m.: 1.29 million viewers
3. 5é rang on SRC Tuesday at 9 p.m.: 1.13 million viewers
4T. Tout la vie on SRC Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 1.07 million viewers
4T. Tout le monde en parle on SRC Sunday at 8 p.m.: 1.07 million viewers

Montreal (Anglophone)

1. CTV News Special on CTV Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.: 85,000 viewers
2. CTV Evening News: Weekend on CTV Saturday at 6:00 p.m.: 67,000 viewers
3. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 61,000 viewers
4. Filthy Rich on CTV Monday at 9 p.m.: 49,000 viewers
5. I Can See Your Voice on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 44,000 viewers

Toronto/Hamilton

1. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 432,000 viewers
2. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 428,000 viewers
3. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 386,000 viewers
4. Filthy Rich on CTV Monday at 9 p.m.: 367,000 viewers
5. I Can See Your Voice on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 305,000 viewers

Edmonton

1. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 75,000 viewers
2. Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue on Treehouse Friday at 6 p.m.: 74,000 viewers
3. Global News Morning Saturday at 7 a.m.: 64,000 viewers
4T. Big Brother on Global Sunday at 9 p.m.: 54,000 viewers
4T. Global News Morning on Sunday at 7 a.m.: 54,000 viewers

Calgary

1. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 57,000 viewers
2. Jann on CTV Monday at 9 p.m.: 49,000 viewers
3. Filthy Rich on CTV Monday at 10 p.m.: 42,000 viewers
4. I Can See Your Voice on Global Wednesday at 10 p.m.: 38,000 viewers
5. Brave New World on Showcase Sunday at 9 p.m.: 37,000 viewers

Vancouver/Victoria

1. I Can See Your Voice on Global Wednesday at 9 p.m.: 184,000 viewers
2. NFL late broadcast on CTV Sunday at 1:25 p.m.: 171,000 viewers
3. The Masked Singer on CTV Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 161,000 viewers
4. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Wednesday at 8 p.m.: 151,000 viewers
5. America’s Got Talent on Citytv Tuesday at 8 p.m.: 138,000 viewers